• Conan O’Brien shares new talk show format in TBS teaser (Video)

    Conan O’Brien will debut his new much-talked-about 30-minute Conan format. The show also put out a teaser showcasing what Team Coco has been up to in between seasons. For O’Brien’s ninth season on TBS, the series will get a new format but will still appear at the top of its regular time slot. Conan will now run four nights a week starting on January 22. While the show will be transitioning

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    SMILF star Frankie Shaw accused of sexual misconduct; Showtime finds no wrongdoing

    Frankie Shaw, the creator of the Showtime hit SMILF, is being investigated for sexual misconduct claims on set. The show returns to Showtime on January 20, but the production of the second season has been rife with onset controversy. The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive Monday that included claims of onset racism and claims of inappropriately handled sex scenes. While the claims of racism stemming from a segregated writers room are

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    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee donates massive home to El Refugio for Christmas on I.C.E. special

    Well, this is heartwarming. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the Emmy-winning TBS series, is donating a six-bedroom house to a group that lodges families of detained immigrants.  The receiving organization, called El Refugio, provides housing for families visiting loved ones at the Stewart Detention Center in rural Lumpkin, Georgia. The house has 20 beds, a 20-person dining room, and is newly renovated. Bee herself called it “beautiful.” There are no hotels

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    Artie Lange avoids jail time for now, admits to using cocaine after rehab

    Artie Lange isn’t going to jail but has tested positive for cocaine again. Back in November, Lange was facing jail time after failing to meet the terms of his parole. At the time, Lange announced that he would be going to rehab, but he still had to appear in court for the earlier charge. The MADtv alum finished a 25-day rehab program earlier this month, but at his court appearance

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    Pete Davidson SNL absence caused by skipped rehearsals; celebrities concerned about mental health

    Pete Davidson had a hard week last week. Many started to worry about the comedian’s mental health after he posted to Instagram what seemed to be suicidal thoughts. Davidson was then suspiciously absent from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. He only appeared for one line, to introduce musical guest Miley Cyrus and had a small cameo in a pre-recorded sketch. This came after a whirlwind weekend leading many fans

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    David Letterman series may be the talk show Netflix has been looking for

    David Letterman and his Netflix talk show (and his massive retirement beard) will return for a second season in 2019. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuted in January releasing one episode per month (and two in May). Letterman, who decided he didn’t want to work on Fridays when hosting Late Show on CBS, continues to work on his own terms. Six interviews a year and recording some field segments

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    Jerry Seinfeld: Kevin Hart is gonna be fine (Video)

    Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian weighing in on the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart and the Academy Awards. And the sitcom star thinks the Oscars, not Hart, got hurt the most by the Night School star’s decision to step down as host. Seinfeld recently spoke with Willie Geist for a Today interview that will air on Sunday. A newly released clip from the sit-down shows Geist asking Seinfeld about Hart

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    Black-ish, The Goldbergs get season extensions as ABC displays confidence in comedy slate

    ABC seems pretty happy with their comedies. The alphabet network has ordered additional episodes for black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, and Single Parents. Black-ish and The Goldbergs are some of the network’s senior sitcoms, with black-ish continuing to garner critical and popular praise. Now in its fifth season, the Anthony Anderson comedy will get an additional two episodes for a total of 24. The Goldbergs get just

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    Natasha Lyonne Netflix series boasts all-female writing and directing team

    Netflix announced a premiere date for the upcoming Natasha Lyonne series Russian Doll. The dark comedy series is set to debut on February 1. Netflix confirmed the news in a video posted Friday morning. Lyonne, who previously played Nicky Nichols on Orange is the New Black, is both the star and the executive producer of Russian Doll. Lyonne plays Nadia, a young woman who is the guest of honor at

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    Donald Trump snorts Adderall, is a ‘speed freak’ says comedian and former Celebrity Apprentice employee

    During a recent set at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, comedian Noel Casler, who worked six seasons on Celebrity Apprentice in talent logistics, claimed, among other things, that Donald Trump is a “speed freak” who has a special love for Adderall. “He’s a speed freak,” Casler told the crowd during his Dec. 1 first performance. “He crushes up his Addreall and sniffs it because he can’t read and he

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    Equity in comedy: How financial struggles limit comedian upstarts and how we can help (Opinion)

    This year, more than any other before it, popular culture turned its eyes to the equity problem in entertainment. There were discussions about representation in all facets, from the imbalance of power in Hollywood based on gender to an analysis of LBTGQ roles on TV to reports about the sparse and inauthentic representation of minorities on screen. Like most sects of the entertainment industry comedy suffers from a diversity problem too. Comedy is mostly white and

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    5 things from the Ellen DeGeneres New York Times profile you need to know

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is standing at a career crossroads. The 60-year-old daytime talk show host recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss the release of her new comedy special Relatable. The special will be her first in 15 years since Here and Now released on HBO. Relatable will debut on Netflix December 18. Through the profile, we discovered a revelation about the Ellen host: with her new

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    Netflix trailer shares comedy coming in January

    It’s almost the new year and new things are coming to Netflix for January. The streaming giant just released a list of everything that is coming to the platform for January. Netflix even released a trailer just to show off all the hot stuff coming to the site. But between the period dramas and Star Wars films, did you catch all those comedies? If not, that’s okay because Laughspin is

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    Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon charged with rape

    The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival founder has been charged with rape and indecent assault. Gilbert Rozon, founder and former CEO of the Montreal-based festival, was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault back in 2017 and is now being brought up on criminal charges. These two charges come from an alleged event in 1979. After the accusations surfaced, Rozon sold his stake in the iconic comedy brand.

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    Parks and Rec reunion? Amy Poehler is ready!

    Amy Poehler is open to doing a Parks and Recreation reunion. Variety reported that the Saturday Night Live alum made comments about wanting the Parks and Rec gang to get back together at the Smart Girls’ 10th-anniversary celebration dinner last night. “I am technically available,” Poehler said, “I have like six of Leslie’s blazers in my closet, so anytime.” She went on to say, “We really can’t jump without [co-creator

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